Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Happy Birthday to the Catholic Church!

On Sunday, we celebrated Pentecost, the "birth" of our Church.
Take a look at our menu:

I thought of Buffalo Wings to give us "Tongues of Fire" and also because wings would represent the Dove which is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. I already had chicken thighs, so we had those instead of the wings. I found the recipe here. It was really good. Be sure you use Frank's Red Hot Sauce. It's the best!

We also had 7 Layer Dip to represent the 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
1. Wisdom
2. Understanding
3. Counsel
4. Fortitude
5. Knowledge
6. Piety
7. Fear

Here's our 12 Fruit Salad to represent the 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit.
1. Charity
2. Joy
3. Peace
4. Patience
5. Kindness
6. Goodness
7. Generosity
8. Gentleness
9. Faithfulness
10. Modesty
11. Self-Control
12. Chastity
Yes, we actually had 12 different kinds of fruit!
1. Apples
2. Bananas
3. Mandarin Oranges
4. Pineapple
5. Mango
6. Cantalope
7. Strawberries
8. Blueberries
9. Raspberries
10. Blackberries
11. Grapes and
12. Cherries
It was delicious!!

For dessert: Angel Food cake with strawberry "flames" and adorned with 12 candles to represent the Apostles and a blue candle for Mother Mary. We sang happy Birthday and ...

then came the "mighty gusts of wind".

Our crafts:

We made this wind socket which was a great idea from Dawn. And we started making stained glass mosaics, but it was such a beautiful day that none of us wanted to stay in and finish it! Maybe later.... we also had a special guest with us. My brother's girlfriend (hopefully one day sister-in-law!) came over to hang out. The kids love it when she comes over. (Rock and I do too, of course!) I will put up more pictures in a different post. Happy Pentecost!!!!


  1. What a lovely celebration you all had for Pentecost! The Buffalo Wings were a great idea and your crafts turned out wonderful. I really enjoyed seeing all of your pictures!

    God bless, Jessica

  2. You always are so creative and do a great job illustrating all these ideas to the kids. Bravo!